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An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)


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Quad, Building the Core

… is geeky enough for you to be worried about the mental state of the said rambler author of this blog. She’s still got her marbles, thank you 😛 But she’s been doing some research. (Psst she got a new phone too, courtesy her first born 😛 )

Smarphones these days just keep upping the level – single core to dual, now quad, and octa too, one hears! (And yes, I AM geeky enough, just enough to want to know stuff, to understand, and I endlessly tire those willing to help the curious child within 😛 ) Just writing all this, I fully realize, is going to make many a reader snort, snigger, giggle and be open-mouthed in wonder at the audacity of an English teacher to take on such a topic. Quad core? Seriously? (Yep! I heard that!!)

So I’ll give you some time. Go on. Smile. Giggle. 😛 But ah! You’re the newbie here then. Welcome, welcome to the world of weird, and warmth. 🙂 The regulars here, on the other hand, know how it is here. Words are the adventurers. The trail be this blog, and the muse, in this case are my younger set of kids 🙂 But let’s not jump the gun. The rambler got more rambling to do 🙂

Quad. Four. Quattro, quattor, quatre, Tessera, (Tesseract, the Avengers, how that takes me off on welcome wings of filmy fantasy! Whaaatttt? I need to get back? Yes, yes… So where was I?  We’re 240 words and we have no idea where we are at no? 😛 )

Four. They’ve touched four, in every language there is. But most importantly they’ve hit that four with the language of love, letting us in on that journey, be inspired, motivated, loved, loving them all the more. Who…dear me! I get ahead of myself. 😛 Who? What? Four? I can hear you mumbling, grumbling, and ready to close this tab. Wait, do, wait, please..:)  un momento 😛

Ashwin and his lovely partner (I heard that! in crime, you say? Hawwww!!! ) Neeti, my son, my daughter (in law) celebrate their 4th anniversary, this day, 14 January 🙂 Four. Yep. You got that right mate! Fire, in Danish! Fire, oh wow! (Yes, I did google it 😛 )

And so, we come to the Tradition of celebration on this blog, after the meandering through sheer unadulterated nonsense that is the USP of the blog, blogger, rambler… 😀

Glad Firearsdagen! (To say it the Danish way. (Fire, four in Danish, has gotten me!) )
That means, Happy Fourth Anniversary, dear Ashwin and Neeti!

May the fire of your love continue to burn bright, showing you the way onward in your journey of togetherness. May that fire be a shining torch to others , who take succor from your love, and grace their lives with the beauty of the love you share! May that fire never singe, but always warm your hearth and home, heart and soul. May it be the one thing that will sustain and ever keep you within its circle – for FIRE is the purest of the elements! It purifies like nothing else can! Your bonding was sealed with a sacred fire divine, and on this Fire-th anniversary, may that have grown, with a promise of more love, laughter and endless moments of fun and frolic!

God Bless, my dearest dearest darling Neeti and Ashwin 🙂 You de rockstars! May the Yin and Yang that is you continue to flourish in the interconnectedness of life with all the Love you can muster.

Love you so, dear bachaas 🙂

I’ll always  imagine you singing this to each other 🙂

13 January, 2017

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Happy Anniversary, Neeti and Ashwin 🙂 

for 14 January, 2017

 

Blog Tradition for them, on their anniversary, over the years:

2016 

2015

2014


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Soar

As that dream you’ve always had!
Amazing us all, 
Articulating your deepest desires… 🙂

Secured to the bonds that 
Scaffold, in certain faith
Serene knowing we’re your safety net!

High, as high as you want
Happy, hearty, in all good humour
Here… we’ll always be, for you, Just For You!

With confidence, knowing all the time, you’re a
Winner in life, 
Working to make what you love to do!

Into a love that holds you spellbound
Inspiring always, with your 
Innate goodness, and goofiness 😛

Navigating the skies of opportunities
Negotiating each twist, turn and tack
Nattily, neatly, and with elan, as you always do!!!

Dearest Ashwin

The above is an acrostic in tercets, just to show you how your still-nerdy-hatke mom will never learn the basics of simple things, like simply saying, Dearest Ashwin, Happy wala birthday, Kunjunni ❤ but she will the go whole hog and cook up a potpourri of crazy, wacky ideas, that actually come together in an insane but joyful way. Sounds just like your mad mom, no?

Well, this isn’t about her, but you, this day, when you are at this place in life when you’ve cleared the runway for the flight… on a different course in life! The nestling you had been is a sure and certain ace pilot of life, learning each day new skills and newer ways to make life as good as it gets! One thing I know you shall keep doing is this… learn, learn and learn some more 🙂 It’s in your DNA – no escape – not that you want to either 😛

So, my darling Lion, here goes… (yes, yes, yes, it has started… but there is something so compulsive about a cliché, that I keep going back to 😛 )

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A prayer, a wish, a song in my heart for you-
To soar, as that joyful bird
To sing, in wild abandon of love
To laugh at life in silliness and gaiety
To stop a while, smell the grass,
To be thankful for all you have
To be inspired by who you are
To always be able to converse with your loved ones
To run, or sit, or lie down

in the sure and certain knowledge that we’ve got you, we’ve got your back, and are always, always there for you!

Soar, my dear one. Roar, with joy too! Have the best one ever ❤ ❤

Happy birthday, Ash 🙂 My bachcha! This song – it says a lot I’d love to! Well Coldplay is going to do it on my behalf! Imagine aaaa! 😛

 

 

Loads and loads of Love, always
Amma ❤

P.S. That latest black and white pic. challenge – Navmi says you look “quite a bit” like me 😀 😀 That makes my day, as it does yours too, I hope! 😛

For 3 August, 2016

Psst. Glossary – in case you’re too lazy to google 😛

tercet-a set or group of three lines of verse rhyming together or connected by rhyme with an adjacent triplet (mine does not rhyme 😛 )

acrostic-An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word or a message. (Your name is the acrostic, dear Ashwin, in one short of  the seven colours of a rainbow, supposedly  😛 )

Birthday Blog Tradition posts for Ashwin, over the years from 2009 :

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

 


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Love looks like this – Part 1

You know the face of love.
It’s in the faces of those you love.
When they look with love, in they eyes
And their laughter is tinged and coloured with it!

Stay blessed my dearest Lion, and your lovely partner in life and love!

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Neeti and Ashwin may you always laugh and love each other with the same wonder!

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Day#15 of #RamblingsInFebruary 🙂 You’ll find some more popping up through the day! I’ve a blogathon to complete by midnight 😛

29 February, 2016 – A race against time 😀

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Tres

Brings to mind the evergreen pop number that cheered football fans – Un, dos, tres 😀 Ale Ale Ale – I think. I’m a-singing that as the clock marches towards the midnight hour, in celebration of the Tres anniversary of my beloved babies – babies they be, being amongst the youngest of my brood, of that generation 🙂 But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Duh. It’s usually one of the two – getting ahead, or not getting there at all.

This year I’ve decided to get ahead than lose precious moments not getting there, though, it does happen sometimes that I have to not get there to get there. Savvy? No? That’s Ok too – I’m majoring, no, no, make that taking a Doctorate in How Not To Get There – I’m still getting there. If you know what I means. 😛 No? Still? Oh you! You’re new here aren’t you? No matter. You’ll learn soon enough, if you decide to stick around 😛 You’re leaving? Oh. But please, a moment? To wish them, who this is for? Oh! Thank you! You are precious too!

So, errr, where were we? Ah yes! That reminds me, today Theresa Teacher had asked me to set aside some of the multifarious tasks I had taken upon myself, since I am now in the habit of saying, “Where am I?” rather too frequently. Genuine concern there. I’m not surprised. But yes, we were here, with me asking you to stop a while, while I continue a story I started here, (LINK), continued here (LINK) at about the same time two years previously and the last year too! It’s usually the first post (nothing to do with the informative webpage of FirstPost 😛 ) – the first real post of the year, over the past couple of years. Happily enough, this year too, it is the first real meaningful write 🙂

So. Tres. Three. That is the number on the cake they might be cutting or have already cut, by the time they read this. 3 and counting… 🙂 For now, this three is really special, for Neeti has finished her Masters in Professional Engineering from the University of Sydney with flying colours, for they are together in the same city, town, house 😛 after an age of being apart due to constraints of job/study, and both of them are looking to each other, looking after each other, looking up to each other, as they partner along in life!

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May those smiles stay bright 🙂

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*Touchwood that those smiles never fade 🙂

I like too, that their anniversary is on the day when the Sun makes that movement back to the Northern Hemisphere, the Uttarayanam, as we say it. Makes it all the more filled with the elements of the Universe conspiring to keep them bright and safe and sunny in disposition 🙂 – they were married on the 1st day of the Month of Makaram, too, when many of us celebrate beginnings and rich harvests 🙂

My wish for them, indeed from all of us, is that the Sun remains bright in their lives, lighting dark corners, and always ready to rise, after the peace of quietude of night 🙂 That thundershowers and rain might also tantalize, but rainbows bring the wonder of infinite magic. And may they always have time, for each other, for themselves, for nurturing the love through the years, knowing the certainty of that love ❤

I hope as with ever so many of your favourites, you’re singing these to each other as well 🙂 ❤

Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” (Click on song to hear 🙂 )

“What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life” By Ronnie Milsap

Happy Third, you darling babies 🙂 🙂 Love ya ❤ God Bless  your togetherness, your steadfastness, and may new vistas open up to the best year ever 🙂 Step into your fourth with the knowing, the certainty that it is going to be the best yet 🙂 🙂

Love ya! Love ya!! Love ya!!!

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At the New Year, that they rang in for the Family 🙂

13 January, 2016, for 14 January, 2016, Ashwin and Neeti’s Third Anniversary 🙂 ❤


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The Buoy that Anchors

It’s that time of the year
When this blog comes alive
When loved ones, Oh so dear
Are wished, when them words, here, jive 😀

Blog Tradition holds them threaded
A tradition honoured these special days
Another joins this wishful garland
This one for the Lion on a new trail to blaze ❤

He’s the buoy that floats and grounds
One on high seas, that guides
He’s the one who sometimes senselessly pounds
Madly, in laughter,  then rolls in the tides…

He’s told me, aeons ago, I’m the Right Age
Even though he’s my little one!
Confusion still reigns as to who’s parent and Sage
(Not for him, though, this lion-hearted Sun!)

So, what I’d tell him, if I could, this day
(So why can’t I, you ponder, all awry)
(It’s ‘coz to parent, IT IS hard to say 😛 )
Still, to talk, to write, I must try!

It’s just this – no matter what, or where
I’m good, and fine, because you’re here
Deep in me heart; I know how much you care ❤
So though miles away in footsteps; in heatbeats you ARE NEAR! ❤

(Song LINK, if it does not load 😛 )

A parent (you  😀  ) shall always worry I know
Which is why that bundle you carry
Of concern, anxiety that sometimes gets you low
Shall always, I pray be light and aery 😀

Fleeting concerns, but more on love
Let your life lean into, as you grow in strength
With many a blessing from family and those Above ❤
As you traverse the many paths through Life’s Length. 🙂

May these be what hound you always
Joy, to keep your smile intact
Success, trailing a golden blaze
Love, always, with whom you shall have a forever pact 🙂 ❤

(Song LINK)

Your worry about me, I need you to quell 😀
(Each and every tiny thing you ponder on and nurse 😛 )
Because this mother in your heart does dwell
As you do, in the palm of the hands that reach out from hers! ❤

To hold you close, never your hope to lose
As you, each day, walk the paths you choose ❤

God Bless ya, my dearest Ashwin! ❤
Happy happy happy birthday! Jee le apna zindagi 😛 😀

And Yes! This song too! Soar as this butterfly and roll in the grass like the … 🙂 You are both, sky and ocean, to me ❤ ❤

(Song LINK)

2 August 2015 for 3 August, 2015

Birthday Blog Tradition posts for Ashwin, over the years from 2009 :

2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

2014

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